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Leith Theatre to get new lease of life

25th April 2012

Leith Theatre is set to get a new lease of life, if plans by the Leith Theatre Trust to take over the building get approval from Edinburgh Council on Thursday 24 April. The Council’s Culture and Leisure Committee will consider outline plans for a five year lease on the theatre and the next-door Thomas Morton Hall. This would give the Trust time to develop plans and find funding for a long term development of the building as a “community and cultural asset” under a further 30 year lease.

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University and Derby LIVE split: Arts Council decision beckons

25th April 2012

Two-and-a-half years after forging a partnership described as “unique”, the University of Derby and Derby LIVE have gone their separate ways. When the University took out a 99-year lease on the old Derby Playhouse, it brought in the city council’s entertainments division, Derby LIVE, to organise the artistic programme. Now the university is embarking on a new future even though it missed out on Arts Council funding.

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Wyeside Arts Centre's Market Theatre in Builth Wells to reopen after facelift

25th April 2012

A Powys arts centre which has been threatened with closure in recent years is reopening after a £220,000 facelift. Wyeside Arts Centre’s Market Theatre in Builth Wells, now has new seating, curtains and lighting. Wyeside, which is also a music venue, cinema and art gallery, had been struggling due to rising running costs and the loss of Arts Council funding. Much of the money for the makeover came from a fund for communities affected by quarrying.

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York St John University takes wraps off deal to buy sports park and theatre from Nestlé

24th April 2012

York St John University has bought a new sports park and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre off confectionary giant Nestlé, in what is being claimed as a major boost for its facilities. The purchase of the land to the north of Nestlé was disclosed yesterday alongside news that the art deco theatre, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2010, would also be changing hands.

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Tate Modern unveils underground performance space – the Tanks

24th April 2012

The Tate has revealed details of the Tanks, described as the world’s first museum space dedicated permanently to live art, installation and performance. They will open on 18 July, 10 days before the Olympics, and be filled this summer and autumn with a 15-week festival of art.

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CIDA, Cr8net Conference 2012

24th April 2012

Artist, educator and AIR Council member Rosalind Davis reports on CIDA Cr8net that took place on 24 April.

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Rt Hon Greg Clark MP acknowledges Trust response that the NPPF is good for the arts

24th April 2012

On the 24 April 2012 the House of Commons debated the National Planning Policy Framework and acknowledged The Theatres Trust favourable recepton of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Q & A: Arts head Gavin Barlow, chief executive of the Albany

24th April 2012

From shouting matches to social enterprise, Gavin Barlow talks about turning round the fortunes of the south London arts centre, The Albany.

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Conference 12: ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ is open for booking

24th April 2012

The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line

Booking is now open for The Theatres Trust’s sixth annual conference Delivering Sustainable Theatres taking place at Stratford Circus, London on Tuesday 12 June 2012.

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Darlington Borough Council: update on Arts Centre site

24th April 2012

Members of Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet are set to consider a report outlining proposals for future investment in the arts following the marketing for sale of the Arts Centre site, Vane Terrace, Darlington. The report will be considered at the next Cabinet meeting which will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 1 May at Darlington Town Hall.

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